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FAQ

Frequently asked questions pertaining to the foundation and it's activities.

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Is Diabesties an NGO?


Yes, The Diabesties Foundation is a registered public trust with an active 12AA and 80G certificate.




How can I volunteer for the foundation?


Please visit out “Join Us” page for more details on how you can volunteer and be a part of activities.




How can I get the education material?


Most of our education resources are open source and available to download freely from the “Resources” tab on our website. There are some publications which are on sale which can be found in our “Shop Us” Tab




How to attend events?


We normally post on our website well in advance and you can contact us or sign up directly from the website.




Does Diabesties give medical advise?


Our team is comprised of several certified Diabetes educators - however we will never advise for insulin dosage and titration. We can guide you for T1D self management education and if required, recommend doctors that can advise you for particular medical advise.




What is Type 1 Diabetes?


Type 1 Diabetes otherwise known as Diabetes Mellitus is an auto-immune condition where the insulin producing beta cells of the pancreas no longer function. A person with T1D has to externally take insulin to survive. It is normally juvenile with no cause and no cure.




What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?


With type 2 diabetes, the pancreas usually makes some insulin. But either the amount made isn’t enough for the body’s needs, or the body’s cells resist it. Type 1 Diabetes is Insulin Deficient, where as Type 2 is insulin Resistant.. Type 2 Diabetes is also known as a lifestyle disease whereas Type 1 is an autoimmune disease.